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by CarmelaBear
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Presidential Candidates for '08
Replies: 43
Views: 8700

On 2007-02-16 18:30, Vissi wrote: I'll be giving my solitary vote to the candidate who wants to end the war in Iraq --- not simply by removing American troops but by initiating the process of ending the war itself. Though there is no central authority in Islam, perhaps a council of Sunni and Shi'a ...
by CarmelaBear
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Presidential Candidates for '08
Replies: 43
Views: 8700

I get a lot of silence in response to my ambivalent ambitions for political power. Though it has the effect of marginalizing me, it reminds me of the London news headline that read "Fog in Channel. Europe isolated." You won't criticize me directly. You might hurt my fragile feelings or perhaps you'r...
by CarmelaBear
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: A person as metaphor.
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

On 2007-02-14 22:14, Evinnra wrote: Nobody is a failure who can have such doubts about the self. The lack of doubt is much more reminiscent of a wayward person! "Wayward" What an interesting word. There is a way, a path to follow. It's the conscience. It's somehow more than an ideal. It's a bottom-...
by CarmelaBear
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Drums of War
Replies: 1468
Views: 159652

Time's winged chariot draws nigh....

oh boy!
by CarmelaBear
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Presidential Candidates for '08
Replies: 43
Views: 8700

Celebrity monarchs v. humble, wise, expert objectivity with a heart. I used to ask myself this question: If I could fix all the problems of humanity and the planet and government and the economy and everything, without anyone knowing I had done it, would I want to fix everything? The answer, I'm sor...
by CarmelaBear
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Presidential Candidates for '08
Replies: 43
Views: 8700

Perception. Attention. Action. Reaction. Politics is a media cascade. There is no man who can overcome his own body, which includes a mind firmly attached to his perceptions. We need a new constitution, because the law of the United States of America is bloated, over-controlling, blind, and dangerou...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33945

Because of the kind of work I do and the circumstances under which I perform my duties, I sometimes feel overwhelmed both physically and emotionally. When that happens, I don't have the emotional resources to look at an issue with fresh eyes and objectivity. It's all I can do to note that there is s...
by CarmelaBear
Sun May 08, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33945

I often learn by relating my own personal experience to facts at hand. In this instance, I belong to a number of aggrieved groups that are known to take offense at the ideas of their rivals or opponents. Among these are women (especially feminists), Hispanics (or Latinos), and the financially margin...
by CarmelaBear
Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33945

IMHO, there are extreme forms of anti-semitism that do not include whatever problems Jews may have with the views expressed by Joseph Campbell. One form is the racism of the neo-Nazis and aryan supremecists and another is the fundamentalist Islamic rejection of everything Jewish and Israeli. Neither...
by CarmelaBear
Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33945

According to former president Jimmy Carter, there is "no debate" about Israeli policy here in the states. It is, in part, on account of the "free pass" we give to those who are associated with the Old Testament (our BIG religious myth) and the victims of World War II and the holocaust. We have a bli...